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Application Software Limitations When Upgrading to Windows 8 on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers

This document provides important information about application software when you upgrade your computer operating system from Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 to Windows 8. For instructions on upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7, refer to the document Upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7 on ThinkPad and Lenovo B, E, K, M, and V Series Notebook Computers - General.

Applications that should be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8

The following applications either hinder the successful completion of the upgrade process or cause serious compatibility problems after upgrading to Windows 8. You might not be promoted to uninstall them in the early stage of the upgrade process, but they are still required to be uninstalled before upgrading. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo(R) Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support or the Web site of the application vendor.

  • DisplayLink Core Software
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
  • RapidBoot
  • ThinkPad(R) Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Lenovo applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. You are recommended to uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8. You can upgrade to Windows 8 without uninstalling these applications, but you might encounter problems when running them on Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. You might not see all of these applications listed on your computer.

  • Access Help online User's Guide
  • Client Security Solution
  • ImageUltra Builder
  • Lenovo Airbag Protection/ ThinkVantage Active Protection System
  • Lenovo Device Experience
  • Lenovo Simple Tap
  • Power Manager driver
  • Rescue and Recovery(R)
  • Tablet Shortcut Menu
  • ThinkVantage Access Connections
  • ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software
  • ThinkVantage GPS
  • ThinkVantage Mobile broadband
  • ThinkVantage System Update
  • ThinkVantage Toolbox(R)
  • ThinkVantage Tools
  • UltraNav Utility

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Third party applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. If you do not uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8, you might encounter problems when you run them. You can go to the Web site of the corresponding vendor to download a latest version that supports Windows 8 after Windows 8 upgrade is successfully completed.

Application name

Third party vendor name

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe

Business-in-a-Box

Biztree

Catalyst Control Center

AMD

Dolby Home Theater

Dolby

Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel

Intel

Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft

Norton Antivirus

Symantec

nVIDIA Manager software

nVIDIA

PANTONE Color Calibrator

X-Rite

Win DVD

Corel

Trademarks

The following terms are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both:

Access Connections
Active Protection System
ImageUltra
Lenovo
Rescue and Recovery
ThinkPad
ThinkVantage

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.


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  • Document ID: HT074811
  • Last Updated :23/06/2014
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